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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Chris Brown and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from BBC Local Live for Oxfordshire

    The end of another day. But we'll be back bright and breezy tomorrow at 08:00 to bring you all the day's news, sport, weather and travel. Join us then.

  2. Family of killed cyclist: 'Graham can never be replaced'

    The family of Graham Ruecroft, the scientist who died after being knocked off his bike by driver Maria Sutton, has issued a statement expressing hope she will use her time in custody to "reflect on her actions and understand that she has robbed a family of a loving and considerate individual whose life was cut short during a moment of stupidity caused by the effects of alcohol".

    Quote Message: We will never know for sure but I firmly believe that if prompt action had occurred that night the consequences may have been less severe and we may not be mourning a professional who not only had contributed considerably to the field of chemistry but still had a lot to offer this and also the field of pharmaceutical drugs. from Malcolm Ruecroft
    Malcolm Ruecroft
    Graham Ruecroft
  3. Travel latest: Delays on the Eastern Bypass in Oxford

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked and there are now queues on the A4142 Eastern Bypass Road westbound in Oxford between Cowley Junction and Littlemore roundabout, because of a broken-down van.  

    Get more rush-hour travel details on the BBC Travel site.

  4. Weather: Generally cloudy and mainly dry

    BBC Weather

    The cloud will thicken again overnight, but this does mean it should stay fairly mild, especially around Oxford and other more built-up areas. 

    The odd spot of light rain or drizzle cannot be ruled out, though it should stay mostly dry. Lows of 8C (46F).

    Oxford weather 2 June 2016
  5. Latest headlines: Drink-driver jailed for killing cyclist

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    The top stories in Oxfordshire this evening:

  6. Drunk-driver jailed for killing cyclist in Cholsey

    A woman who admitted killing a cyclist while driving over the drink-drive limit has been jailed for four years and one month.

    Maria Sutton, 27, of Newlands Way, Cholsey, knocked down 55-year-old Graham Ruecroft while she was driving on Wallingford Road in Cholsey on 4 June last year. Mr Ruecroft died five days later.

    Sutton pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice at Oxford Crown Court on 23 December.

    She later pleaded guilty to causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the alcohol limit in April.

  7. BreakingDrink-driver who killed cyclist jailed

    A woman who knocked down and killed a cyclist with her car in Cholsey, while driving over the drink-drive limit, has been jailed for four years and one month.

  8. Stars head coach says success breeds recruitment challenges

    Oxford City Stars head coach Simon Anderson admits recruitment has been trickier this time around due to his side's success last season.

    Oxford City Stars ice hockey

    The Stars have secured the services of former Bracknell defenceman Matt Jordan and forward Josh Florey for the upcoming campaign. 

    Anderson says that, after finishing in the playoffs last time, the squad have had more interest from elsewhere.

  9. Jobs at BHS in Banbury to go as chain prepares to shut all stores

    Jobs at the BHS store in Banbury are to go as it's emerged the department store chain is to be shut down.

    BHS department store

    The decision followed a lengthy bidding process aimed at saving BHS, which went into administration in April. 

    But no viable buyers came forward willing to pay what the administrators deemed an acceptable price.

    All 163 BHS stores will be holding closing sales over the coming weeks.  

  10. Man fighting for life after crash near Bicester

    A man's fighting for his life after the car he was driving crashed with a lorry near Bicester this morning. 

    It happened on the A41 not long after midnight. 

     He was treated at the scene and then taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he is being treated.

  11. Travel latest: Accident leaves long queues on A34 Western Bypass in Oxford

    BBC Travel

    There are long delays on the A34 Western Bypass Road southbound in Botley before the Botley Interchange after an accident involving two lorries and a 4x4 vehicle towing a caravan. 

    The accident at about 12:00 has left one lane closed and there is congestion stretching to Kidlington Junction.

  12. Travel latest: Accident on the A34 Western Bypass in Oxford

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked and there's queuing traffic on the A34 Western Bypass Road southbound in Botley before Botley Interchange, after an accident involving three vehicles. Congestion to Peartree Interchange.

    You can get the latest on the BBC Travel site.

  13. Weather: Brightening up through this afternoon

    It will continue to slowly brighten up from the west, with some sunny spells this afternoon, and it'll feel pleasant in the sunshine. Highs of 16C (61F).

    Oxford weather 2 June 2016
  14. Latest headlines: Zebrafish could offer clues for heart failure clues

    Chris Brown

    BBC News

    Here are your lunchtime news and sport headlines: